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Noonday Gun

Address: Gloucester Road, opposite to The Excelsior, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #74 of 209 Activities in Hong Kong
Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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London, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It is some years since we visited Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, to see the firing of the Noonday Gun. The timing of the firing is precise and, following the firing, tourists are permitted to enter the enclosure for 30 minutes to take photographs. The attendants are most helpful and willing to take photos and have their photos taken with tourist.... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Visited last May. We were staying close by and had heard it so went to see it. The canon is fired everyday at noon - a tradition started by the British. After the 3lb shot has been fired they open the gates for you to go in. Gates only open briefly so you can dash in take a photo or... More 

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Phan Thiet, Vietnam
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

For those who have never seen a canon fire, this is a must see place in Hong Kong. It is nice to see that people still keep the tradition of firing a gun at 12 every single day no matter what. Takes only 10 min of your time. Especialy if you are with kids, you should go there.

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Bolton
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41 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

make sure you are there before noon so you don't miss it - interesting if odd worth being part of for one day. Not so easy to find the subway to get you there so leave enough time, you don't want to be even a minute late for this as it will be a wasted journey.

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PUNE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

One of things you should not miss is to be there at 12 noon. everyday at 11.50 AM a uniformed man opens the gate, rings the bell and loads the gun. then he gunshots sharp at 12 Noon which can be heard for a mile around at least. thereafter for 15 mins gates are open and you can take photos... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

There is so little remaining here of the british link with hong kong we made sure to visit this, its just a short ceremony followed by the opening of the gates and for fifteen mins you can go in and take photos. A small area and short amount if time but well worth it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Would never have found it of not for directions in earlier reviews and I was staying directly across the street. Very quick tribute and interesting story. Strange to see they have keeping with tradition for so long.

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Chesham, Bucks, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Found easily on foot - walked through Times Sq and up to Gloucester Rd - and crossed to the causeway using the footbridge. Arrived 11:45pm - and already a few people milling around. Read the plaques detailing the gun, history and good to see the charity work the Jardine Company do via the Noonday Gun. The pomp and ceremony was... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

The Noonday Gun is a time-honored tradition, linked back to the early days of Hong Kong's development under the British Empire. At 12.00pm, noon time, a Jardine Company employee, still shoots the Noonday Gun, in accordance to a penalty issued by the British Naval senior officer in Hong Kong back in the 1860s. It is an interesting story and well... More 

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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2011

This is a good thing to do in Hong Kong - since you don't have to line up, pay anything or be part of a massive crowd (all of which seem to be the main characteristics of the other popular tourist attractions here!) You turn up a few minutes before 12 noon, and watch a simple ceremony, and listen to... More 

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